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Hearst Corporation

October 01, 2010 13:00 ET

Dr. Gregory H. Dorn Named President of First DataBank

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 1, 2010) -  Hearst Corporation announced today that Gregory H. Dorn, MD, MPH, has been named president of First DataBank, a subsidiary of Hearst Business Media. Dorn succeeds Donald M. Nielsen, MD, who has been appointed chairman of the First DataBank Advisory Board and senior health advisor. The appointments were announced today by Frank A. Bennack, Jr., vice chairman and CEO of Hearst Corporation, and Richard P. Malloch, president of Hearst Business Media, and are effective immediately.

Most recently, Dorn was executive vice president of Zynx Health, another Hearst health-care property. In this management position, Dorn focused on point-of-care clinical decision support solutions. Zynx Health has grown under Hearst's ownership to serve more than 1,700 hospitals in the U.S.

"Over the past six years, Greg has contributed to Zynx's extraordinary success and expansion, which has resulted in revenue growth each year of about 70 percent," Malloch said. "In the coming years, with the growing adoption of electronic health records and e-prescribing, we see First DataBank as well poised for significant growth, and Greg is the right leader to see that through."

Dorn has numerous peer-reviewed publications and is co-author of a pending patent and a lecturer on quality improvement for the UCLA Center for Health Services Management. He has a bachelor's degree from the Columbia University School of Engineering and received his medical doctorate from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. Dorn served as house officer at UCLA Medical Center after which he went on to obtain his master's in health services from the UCLA Center for Health Services Management. Dorn will be based out of First DataBank's offices in San Francisco.

In his new role as chairman of the First DataBank Advisory Board, Nielsen will focus on strengthening First DataBank's long-standing commitment to patient safety and health-care data quality issues. Nielsen also will be working on initiatives related to drug reimbursement.

"Don has done an outstanding job driving First DataBank's leadership position in patient safety and health care quality during the past four years," Malloch said. "I'm thrilled to have Don now leading two very important areas at First DataBank. There is no one as well qualified as Don to advocate for quality in data and patient care and his extensive knowledge and understanding of drug reimbursement practices will be of great value to Hearst as a whole as we build out those areas of business."

About First DataBank
First DataBank, a subsidiary of Hearst Corporation, drives patient safety and health care quality by providing drug databases that are used within information systems that touch every aspect of health care. For 30 years, First DataBank has partnered with system developers to integrate and optimize its drug information to improve user workflow and enhance clinical decision-making by those entrusted with treating patients at the point-of-need. Together with its development partners, First DataBank helps reduce the incidence of medication errors and adverse drug events, which promises to lower health-care costs and improve patient care. For more information about First DataBank, call 800-633-3453 or visit www.firstdatabank.com.

About Hearst Corporation
Hearst Corporation (www.hearst.com) is one of the nation's largest diversified media companies. Its major interests include ownership of 15 daily and 38 weekly newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News and Albany Times Union; nearly 200 magazines around the world, including Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan and O, The Oprah Magazine; 29 television stations, which reach a combined 18% of U.S. viewers; ownership in leading cable networks, including Lifetime, A&E, History and ESPN; as well as business publishing, including a minority joint venture interest in Fitch Ratings; Internet and marketing services businesses, television production, newspaper features distribution and real estate.

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